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military figure, the leader of troops in afghanistan, general john allen. >> 11 news reporter steve handlesman does with the very latest. >> good evening from capitol hill. general allan is not in afghanistan. he is here in washington tonight just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involvin
reporter steve handelsman is live in washington with more of mr. obama's plans moving forward. >> good evening from capitol hill. if the president wanted to talk today about the fiscal cliff and taxes, he should have talked last week before the words from the cia. president obama wanted to show off the power of the second election, with a tax call on the rich, but that message had a distraction, the situation with david petraeus. >> that classified information was disclosed, that it in any way had any impact on our national security -- >> but the president is withholding judgment on the fbi holding secret. he praised the former cia chief. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus is has done. >> issue number two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who do not need it. >> republicans demand no rate hikes. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions? >> i recognize that we're going to have to compromise, and as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> four americans dead in benghazi. today, a demand of
president obama and ambassador rice. petraeus did get some special treatment. steve has the latest. >> good evening from capitol hill. republicans are still charging somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified it was not the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through holes -- halls, petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia missed the threat is still under investigation. his testimony helped. >> it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> it did not stop the fight over ambassador rice. five days after the attack, she denied it was al qaeda using cia talking points to drop the al qaeda reference. >> she did the responsible thing answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> she had a motive to spin the story on meet the press. barack obama run
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